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History of rugby union matches between Georgia and Russia

Georgia and Russia have played 23 times,[1] out of which Georgia have won 21 times and Russia only once, with 1 match ending in a draw.

They regularly play each other in the Rugby Europe Championship (previously named European Nations Cup). The first match was played in Poland on May 25 1993 that Russia won 15–9.

Tensions between Georgia and Russia remained high after the war in August 2008, resulting in the scheduling of head-to-head rugby matches on neutral soil during 2009 and 2010.

SummaryEdit

OverallEdit

Georgia and Russia have played each other at the Rugby Europe Championship, Rugby World Cup qualification and the 1996–97 FIRA Tournament.

Details Played Won by
  Georgia
Won by
  Russia
Drawn Georgia points Russia points
In Georgia 11 10 0 1 299 109
In Russia 9 9 0 0 206 107
Neutral venue 3 2 1 0 74 44
Overall 23 21 1 1 579 260

RecordsEdit

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Georgia Russia
Longest winning streak 18 (13 October 2002–Present) 1 (25 May 1993–20 October 1996)
Largest points for
Home 46 (17 March 2012) 23 (4 March 2001)
Away 36 (20 March 2010) 21 (22 March 2009)
Largest winning margin
Home 46 (17 March 2012) N/A
Away 28 (20 March 2010) 6 (25 May 1993)

ResultsEdit

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 25 May 1993 Sopot, Poland 15 – 9   Russia Rugby World Cup Qualifying 1995
2 20 October 1996 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 29 – 20   Georgia 1996–97 FIRA Tournament
3 20 May 1998 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 12 – 6   Georgia Rugby World Cup Qualifying 1999
4 4 March 2001 Krasnodar 23 – 25   Georgia 2000–01 European Nations Cup First Division
5 3 March 2002 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 12 – 12 draw 2001–02 European Nations Cup First Division
6 13 October 2002 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 17 – 13   Georgia 2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification
7 9 March 2003 Krasnodar 17 – 23   Georgia 2003–04 European Nations Cup First Division
8 6 March 2004 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi 9 – 3   Georgia 2003–04 European Nations Cup First Division
9 20 November 2004 Krasnodar 15 – 27   Georgia 2004–06 European Nations Cup First Division
10 4 February 2006 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 46 – 19   Georgia 2004–06 European Nations Cup First Division
11 24 March 2007 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 31 – 12   Georgia 2006–08 European Nations Cup First Division
12 12 April 2008 Krasnoyarsk 12 – 18   Georgia 2006–08 European Nations Cup First Division
13 22 March 2009 Illichivets Stadium, Mariupol, Ukraine 21 – 29   Georgia 2008–10 European Nations Cup First Division
14 20 March 2010 Akçaabat Fatih Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey 36 – 8   Georgia 2008–10 European Nations Cup First Division
15 19 March 2011 Sochi Central Stadium, Sochi 9 – 15   Georgia 2010–12 European Nations Cup First Division
16 17 March 2012 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi 46 – 0   Georgia 2010–12 European Nations Cup First Division
17 23 February 2013 Sochi Central Stadium, Sochi 9 – 23   Georgia 2012–14 European Nations Cup First Division
18 22 February 2014 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 36 – 10   Georgia 2012–14 European Nations Cup First Division
19 14 March 2015 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi 33 – 0   Georgia 2014–16 European Nations Cup First Division
20 12 March 2016 Sochi Central Stadium, Sochi 7 – 24   Georgia 2014–16 European Nations Cup First Division
21 12 March 2017 Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 28 – 14   Georgia 2017 Rugby Europe Championship
22 10 March 2018 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar 9 – 29   Georgia 2018 Rugby Europe Championship
23 17 March 2019 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar 6 – 22   Georgia 2019 Rugby Europe Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby Union - ESPN Scrum - Statsguru - Test matches - Team records". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2 January 2017.